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Very Easy True Stories: A Picture-Based First Reader


A three-year-old boy falls 18 feet into a gorilla cage and is saved by a mother - a mother gorilla, that is!A waitress finds a lottery ticket for a tip, instead of cash. And she wins six million dollars! Fourteen very low-level stories of high-level interest?humorous, poignant, astounding?and all true! Selected from newspapers and magazines, and adapted for the beginning student, the stories are told as simply as possible - exclusively in the present tense. First, students see a series of captioned pictures so the meaning is clear. Then, students read the story in text form for real reading practice. Finally, students do exercises following each story to develop very basic reading skills as well as build pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary proficiency. VERY EASY TRUE STORIES is an ideal first text for students with little or no experience with EnglishThe universal appeal of these real-life, human-interest stories engages beginning ESL students with humor, poignancy, or astonishment, and helps them to become fluent readers

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Shopping Day

Unit 2 Mary Walks Home

Unit 3 Elevator Romance

Unit 4 A Son for Mr. and Mrs. Aversa?

Unit 5 Is There a Face on Mars?

Unit 6 Neighbors

Unit 7 A Smart Mother

Unit 8 Stuck!

Unit 9Binti to the Rescue

Unit 10 Where Is Mrs. Zimmer?

Unit 11 Fast Money

Unit 12 Returning a Favor

Unit 13 Help! I Cant Find My Apartment!

Unit 14 A Big Tip

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